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à l'ancienne
Posted 26-02-2012 in Glossary terms starting with "A"
à l'ancienne — French for “in the old style,” describing a traditional preparation method (usually for beef) of braising, then simmering…
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à l'américaine
Posted 26-02-2012 in Glossary terms starting with "A"
à l'américaine
à l'américaine — various methods of preparing meat, game, fish, vegetables, and eggs, the best-known example being homard à l'américaine, a sautéed lobster…
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à l'alsacienne
Posted 26-02-2012 in Glossary terms starting with "A"
à l'alsacienne
à l'alsacienne — a term referring to cooking “in the style of Alsace,” a province in northeastern France whose French and German heritage is reflected…
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à blanc
Posted 24-02-2012 in Glossary terms starting with "A"
à blanc — a French term meaning “in white” and identifying foods, usually meats, that aren't browned during cooking…
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Blender
Posted 05-02-2012 in Kitchen Appliances
Blender
A blender or liquidiser is a device used almost entirely for the purpose of turning foodstuffs to liquid or purée. They can be used to chop, blend, purée…
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Blanching
Posted 03-02-2012 in KnowledgeBase
Blanching is a cooking method where food is scalded briefly in water. The food is then rinsed in cold water to refresh it. This process sets the colour…
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Acidulated Water
Posted 03-02-2012 in Glossary terms starting with "A"
Acidulated Water
Acidulated water — a solution often used to prevent cut fruits (apples and pears) and some vegetables (artichokes and celeriac) from becoming discoloured…
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Aubergines
Posted 01-02-2012 in Vegetables and Fungi
Aubergines
The glossy, dark purple-skinned aubergine with pithy, white, seeded flesh is the most common of the many varieties that come in varying shapes and colours…
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Artichokes
Posted 09-01-2012 in Vegetables and Fungi
Artichokes
Artichokes take a little effort when it comes to preparation and cooking but yield a mild, ‘nutty’ flavour that compliments a variety of foods…
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Asparagus Steamer
Posted 09-01-2012 in Kitchen Appliances
Asparagus Steamer
An asparagus steamer is a type of cookware designed for preparing asparagus. The asparagus steamer consists of a long and narrow wire basket, a steaming…
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